Theatre Exile announces its 12th season, a season that invites our audiences to delve into the darker side of desire. Over the years Exile has earned a reputation for producing cutting edge theater that casts a unflinching eye on the grit and passion of the human spirit. This year, they present three plays that question the boundaries we place on our passion and the salvation that lies within those limits.
Theatre Exile will open the season with the Philadelphia premiere of dark play or stories for boys by Carlos Murillo, directed by Deborah Block. dark play is a psychosexual cyberspace drama that explores the search for human connection in our disconnected world.
Leaving the cruel world of adolescence and moving into the treachery of adulthood, Theatre Exile brings the Philadelphia premiere of David Harrower's Blackbird directed by Joe Canuso as our second show of the season. Blackbird redefines the power struggle between desire and innocence, and the consequences that lie in the aftermath.
Keeping with the tradition of an all-star, all-Philly powerhouse final production, Exile closes the season with American Buffalo directed by Matt Pfeiffer. David Mamet's classic American Buffalo pries apart the American Dream to see what has fallen between the cracks.